Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Blueberries and Turtles

The kids and I went blueberry picking yesterday with The Baker's.  The farm that we went to is not open yet, but somehow by the end of their conversation, the owner told Carey where the key was and told us to have fun by ourselves.  We had the entire farm to ourselves.  I don't know who had more fun, Carey and me picking as fast as we could, or the kids.  

The big kids picked some
but really just enjoyed being in the wide open, running around and enjoying the farm.
The little kids had fun finally being free
 And picking berries
Picking blueberries never crossed my mind with the 100 degree days we have had here in Alabama, but Carey had done her homework and saw that the day was going to be cooler.  It actually was not that bad and there was a good amount of shade.  Don't get me wrong, we were all dripping wet
but it was not unbearable.  I don't even really remember much complaining about being hot.

Now I just need to do something with all my blueberries!  I am tempted to make jelly, but the kids don't like jelly so it is not as much fun.  Although jelly does make great teacher gifts!!!

And to make the day even better, Murray came home with a Turtle from our front yard (old house).  Miller named the turtle Wesley:)
Ella and Miller loved holding the turtle and watching him walk around, but Sara Wells was the most enthralled by the turtle.  I think it was probably the first real turtle she has ever seen.  I can only imagine what was going through her mind as she was trying to process this new creature.
We finally convinced the kids to let Wesley go home to his family because his kids were probably waiting on him to get home from work.

What a day!  Isn't summer great!

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